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Synovial Cysts Cause Back and Leg Pain, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center Offers Relief

A cyst. What does that make you think of? For some Manahawkin back pain sufferers, it would be a hint to their pain’s source. But the diagnosis of a synovial cyst as the culprit causing pain is an intriguing one. Back pain and leg pain may develop from a synovial cyst which is where Manahawkin chiropractic care at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is effective. Manahawkin chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic is documented to help reduce back pain and related leg pain due to a synovial cyst without Manahawkin back surgery.

SYNOVIAL CYST FACTS

First, let us take a look at what synovial cysts are. Synovial cysts are uncommon lesions affiliated with facet degeneration and usually found in the lumbar spine at L4-S1. (1) 33% to 40% of synovial cysts are associated with degenerative spondylolisthesis and instability of the involved joint. (2,3) Synovial cysts may cause sciatica/leg pain. (4) Synovial cysts occur in females mostly in their sixth decade of life, bringing about radicular pain and neurological deficits. These cysts are frequently seen at L4-5 which is also the site of maximum mobility in the lumbar spine. MRI is the diagnostic tool of choice as it shows the consistency of the cyst (more or less fluid). (5) When synovial cysts look lighter on MRI T2 images, they are likely more fluid filled and less probably gelatinous or calcified, making them possibly easier to ease. (6) Synovial cysts have been documented to disappear particularly if the cyst wall is not calcified. (7) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center works to help Manahawkin back pain sufferers dealing with synovial cyst get rid of them, too.

SYNOVIAL CYST CAUSES

Wilby et al describe a channel that connects the facet joint capsule with the ligamentum flavum, the area where the synovial cysts appear. At surgery for these cysts, they found that fragments of articular cartilage and bone were in the walls of the channels in 89% of the cysts. This debris blocks the channel from draining and provokes granulation tissue and scar formation probably leading to synovial cyst formation. (8) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center works on scar tissue to improve the spine’s fluidity.

SYNOVIAL CYST TREATMENT

Conservative treatment of lumbar spine synovial cysts is suggested as some tend to disappear without surgery. (9) Conservative treatment is reasonable. If the cyst doesn’t respond, then surgery is an option. (5) Cox® Technic has a history of conservative care relief for synovial cysts. (10) As implemented at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, Cox® Technic succeeded in relief when an epidural steroid injection didn’t. (11) In another case, a 75 year old man with back and leg pain and a synovial cyst treated for 3 months/16 visits experienced 80% relief. (12) Cox® Technic at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is relieving for many Manahawkin back pain sufferers with synovial cysts.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about his relieving care with Cox® Technic protocols for a patient with a synovial cyst.

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Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit for diagnosis and treatment of back pain because of a synovial cyst or other reason. The diagnosis of a cyst as the pain generator is more than just a clue to your pain’s source. It’s the beginning of a back pain relieving Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plan at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. 

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